One up on Wall Street: how to use what you already know to make money in the market

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Simon & Schuster, Apr 3, 2000 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING BOOK THAT EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD OWN

Peter Lynch is America's number-one money manager. His mantra: Average investors can become experts in their own field and can pick winning stocks as effectively as Wall Street professionals by doing just a little research.

Now, in a new introduction written specifically for this edition of One Up on Wall Street, Lynch gives his take on the incredible rise of Internet stocks, as well as a list of twenty winning companies of high-tech '90s. That many of these winners are low-tech supports his thesis that amateur investors can continue to reap exceptional rewards from mundane, easy-to-understand companies they encounter in their daily lives.

Investment opportunities abound for the layperson, Lynch says. By simply observing business developments and taking notice of your immediate world -- from the mall to the workplace -- you can discover potentially successful companies before professional analysts do. This jump on the experts is what produces "tenbaggers," the stocks that appreciate tenfold or more and turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.

The former star manager of Fidelity's multibillion-dollar Magellan Fund, Lynch reveals how he achieved his spectacular record. Writing with John Rothchild, Lynch offers easy-to-follow directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by reviewing a company's financial statements and by identifying which numbers really count. He explains how to stalk tenbaggers and lays out the guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

Lynch promises that if you ignore the ups and downs of the market and the endless speculation about interest rates, in the long term (anywhere from five to fifteen years) your portfolio will reward you. This advice has proved to be timeless and has made One Up on Wall Street a number-one bestseller. And now this classic is as valuable in the new millennium as ever.

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This is one of my favorite financial advice books ever. - Goodreads
I like Peter Lynch's writing style... - Goodreads
Good read for intro to investing. - Goodreads
It had practical advice and was not too preachy. - Goodreads
Of course Peter Lynch gives solid investing advice. - Goodreads
I am still applying the tips I found in here. - Goodreads

Review: One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

User Review  - Reading Harbor - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite financial advice books ever. Peter Lynch was a genius of his time. His detractors can argue the reasons WHY he was successful (luck, timing, etc.) but it is hard to argue ... Read full review

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User Review  - Siddhant Pardeshi - Flipkart

A highly practical and well-written book, rich in genuine and personal experiences of the author. This book is highly recommended if you are a long term investor in stocks. The main objective is to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Millennium Hdition
9
A Note from Ireland
27
Preparing to Invest
45
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About the author (2000)

Peter Lynch is vice chairman of Fidelity Management & Research Company -- the investment advisor arm of Fidelity Investments -- and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fidelity funds. Mr. Lynch was portfolio manager of Fidelity Magellan Fund, which was the best performing fund in the world under his leadership from May 1977 to May 1990. He is the co-author of the bestselling Beating the Street and Learn to Earn, a beginner's guide to the basics of investing and business. He lives in the Boston area.